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                                America Ferrera as Amy, Lauren Ash as Dina, Kaliko Kauahi as Sandra and Mark McKinney as Glenn in the NBC comedy “Superstore.”

Big-box breakout: Kauai native Kaliko Kauahi shines in the NBC sitcom ‘Superstore’

Big-box breakout: Kauai native Kaliko Kauahi shines in the NBC sitcom ‘Superstore’

Things We Love

ORIENTAL TRADING CO.
                                The unicorn skeleton from Oriental Trading Co.
Things We Love: Halloween

Five things we love during the spooky season. Read more

She Speaks

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                                The Backstreet Boys performed at the Neal Blaisdell Arena for their “DNA World Tour.”
She Speaks: Will Hawaii concertgoers ever get to see today’s popular music stars?

In recent years, we’ve seen plenty of ’90s-era performers announcing shows in Hawaii. Wouldn’t it be refreshing if performers at the height of their success — such as Adele, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Maroon 5, Shawn Mendes, just to name a few — announced concerts in Hawaii? Read more

In the Lineup

In the Lineup: Ownership aside, Tonggs sea wall belongs to surfers

Nowadays, I also get glares from vacation renters in the waterfront houses. ­Every time I walk the wall I miss the warm, neighborly local families who lived here before. Read more

Five-0 Redux

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                                “Hawaii Five-0” ended its historic 10-season run on April 3. It began airing in 2010 starring Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park. By the time the series concluded, the only main cast members who remained from the first season were O’Loughlin and Caan, along with Taylor Wily and Dennis Chun, who were moved up to the main cast after the exit of Kim and Park at the end of the seventh season.
Five-0 Redux: After ‘Hawaii Five-0’ finale, here’s a look back at the series’ best episodes

The episodes were chosen by fan reaction, the strength of the overall character arcs, acting by the cast, and the writing and directing of the episode. Read more

On the Scene

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                                Tavana McMoore
On the scene with singer Tavana McMoore

Tavana McMoore — known professionally as Tavana — was 12 when he met the guitarist who changed his life. Read more

Garden Party

Hawaii Kai duo grow an oasis that benefits the body and soul

The garden keeps them busy but provides plenty of benefits for this engaging couple. Read more

Hawaii Gardens

COURTESY HEIDI BORNHORST
                                Avocado lace bugs.
Hawaii Gardens: Invasive avocado lace bugs wreak havoc on prized trees

To check if your tree is infested, look for bronze patches on the upper shiny sides of the leaves, then check the undersides for little sap-sucking insects and their eggs. Read more

K-­Drama

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                                Honolulu Star-Advertiser columnist Jeff Chung.
K-Drama: Se-jun faces relationship obstacles on ‘That’s the Way It Is’

This week’s synopses Read more

Rearview: Hilton Hawaiian Village marks 65 years, and how the fireworks show got started

I wrote about the Hilton Hawaiian Village earlier this year, as it celebrates 65 years in operation. It was Henry Kaiser’s first venture into the hotel business when it opened on Sept. 17, 1955. Read more

Briefs

Benefit seeks to help Kauai lifeguards save more lives

Ticket sales for the Ocean Safety Bureau and the Kauai Lifeguard Association’s fifth annual fundraiser on July 27, have been slower than usual. Read more

Show Biz

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                                Entertainer Cathy Foy made dinner very special for Kapolei High School junior Jade Tamashiro, whose prom was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Show Biz: Entertainer Cathy Foy brings joy to junior who missed first prom

In these times of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s been an atmosphere of gloom and doom amid abundant cancellations and closures. So how about some happy news, touching and heartwarming, within our community? Read more

Wood Craft

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood says ‘aloha’

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood, approaching his 86th birthday, recalls his colorful newspaper career as he steps back from his regular column. Read more

Book Reviews

‘Hawai‘i Movie and Television Book’ chronicles local contributions

A new 2018 edition of the book adds 13 classic films, along with feature films, TV shows and documentaries released since the original version was published in 2015. Read more

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